• Variety

    So many parts so many solutions

    Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware.

    Almost 30 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware. We have factory certified salespeople to help with your technical questions. We're here to help! We can stock anything you need in Winnipeg for quick delivery, and are flexible enough to meet any special requirements you may have.

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  • Integrity

    What sets us apart

    Steeves Agencies is family run, and proud to be 100% Canadian owned.Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's largest distributor of specialty access hardware.

    And though our product offering has changed a little since the 1980's, our approach is still the same: we want delighted customers!

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  • Service

    We LOVE solving problems

    We may have some high quality parts and great product lines, but we still offer some of the best customer service you will ever find.

    We will take the time to find the right solution for you, but most importantly,  we will make sure you are satisfied. We only win if you win.

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    Flexibility

    We can do things your way.

    Whether it's a customized component, special labeling or just scheduled deliveries.  We can do that!  Let us know your specific requirements and we'll take care of the rest.

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where are all the product details?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us

Screen-shot-2012-02-16-at-1.31.18-PM_thumbOne of the first things you’ll notice on our website is that there’s not a lot of drawings, schematics, or “product specifications”.  There also aren’t any prices listed.  While this “lack of detail” may seem frustrating at first, we hope you’ll understand that the purpose of our website is not to replace the human element of our business, but to add to it.

We’re all about working with you to make sure you have the right part for the job, and sometimes that means asking more questions and getting to know you a little bit. We’ll make every effort to ensure that you’ve got the right part, that it fits your budget and that it performs the way you expect it to perform.  With that in mind, we encourage you to use our Contact Form to ask us your questions or to have us call you back.

And then there’s the waiting.  You might be thinking that your messages are just being dumped into a queue, to be answered whenever we have time.  Not so!  Our goal is to answer each and every customer Contact Form personally, the same day in which it was received.  Give us a try!  Use the handy Contact Form to let know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be more than happy to help you find it!  We’re here to help.  Still need those schematics? We’ll email them!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Draw Latches For Super Heavy Applications

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Draw Latches

EB-960-23

EB-960-23

With 8,000 lbs of holding force, the 960 Series draw latch is a monster!  If you’re looking for maximum strength, this might be for you!

More than just strength!

But this draw latch has more than strength.  It’s adjustable, has a comfy rubberized grip and features a secondary catch to prevent accidental opening.

For more information about your options for heavy-duty (or lighter duty) draw latches, use our handy Contact Form!

Gas Springs Now Available from Steeves Agencies

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Gas Springs, Uncategorized

Steeves Agencies carries a complete line of gas springs, lifts and dampers, with a wide assortment of end fittings and mounting brackets! With hundreds of available options, we can provide you with the exact spring, lift or damper to suit your specific application requirements.

Want to know more about our gas springs? Want to see a product catalog with all the available options? Click on the link to download a copy of our Gas Spring Catalog.

Do you have a different question? Need more information? Use our handy Contact Form to reach us and we’ll get back to you right away!

Not sure what size you need? Want some advice on picking the correct pressure? We can help there too! Just fill out our brief Application Information Form and we’ll do the legwork for you! Easy as that!

Gas Spring Application Information

Installing Yardley Inserts

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Inserts

Yardley Products, a manufacturer of precision engineered threaded metal inserts, is the industry leader in all types of threaded inserts.  From large threads to small in a wide range of materials and for a wide range of substrates, Yardley’s got you covered.  Designing the inserts into your product is easy, but what about installation?  Will you need special tools?  Will you need people with special skills?  These are important considerations when designing any type of fastener, latch, hinge or insert into your product.

Typically, metal inserts are installed with complex ultrasonic equipment that can put a wrench into your manufacturing budget and raise the price of production. The thermal press can do the same task easily and inexpensively for jobs such as prototyping, 3D printing, or low volume production. This solution costs less and is also smaller than most ultrasonic equipment, reducing the footprint in your facility.

Yardley Products is offering a major deal on their newest tool for installing inserts into thermoplastics. For a limited time, take $200 off your thermal press when you use the code Thermal200 at checkout! Shop now and save! The press is also versatile, suited for inserts of any size in practically any thermoplastic. With more than 24 million inserts in stock, Yardley offers corresponding 2D and 3D downloadable CAD drawings to spec out applications.

Do you have questions about inserts?  Want to know more about installation equipment?  Use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

 

New Compact Compression Latch from Southco

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Products

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New Product Announcement
New Compact Compression Latch Designed for Limited Spaces Southco’s new E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series combines a high level of strength with a smaller design footprint for secure, vibration resistant latching in even the most challenging operating environments. The compact E3 Compression Latch easily fits into enclosures with space constraints and meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection.
  • Compact, shortened housing for limited space applications
  • Tested to European Standard EN45545 for fire resistance
  • Highly modular and configurable
  • Meets NEMA 4/IP65 standards
Learn more about Southco’s E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch Compact
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We can help you with drawer slides!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides, News

Accuride started out designing slides for the industrial and electromechanical market and has grown to become a global expert in the design, manufacture, and integration of movement solutions. This has earned Accuride products a reputation for quality and reliability. Their staff takes pride in guiding customers to the most effective and practical solution.

Accuride products are used to provide movement, positioning, and access in a vast range of applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Automotive and transportation
  • Enclosures for data storage and communications
  • Mobile and static equipment and supply storage
  • Machinery and manufacturing
  • Emergency and utility vehicles
  • Industrial equipment and storage units
  • Medical equipment

Tried & True Performance

Our stringent testing procedures reflect the real-world conditions and include extensive cycle testing, salt spray and moisture exposure, slamming, vibration, and more to ensure continued dynamic performance under demanding conditions.

Special Attributes

We offer a large selection of slides with technology and features specifically designed to enhance industrial applications such as:

  • Weather-resistant and corrosion resistant finishes
  • Two-way travel for access from both sides of an installation
  • Lock-in & lock-out to secure slides in the open and closed positions
  • Soft close, self-closing, and touch release features
  • Corrosion resistant aluminum or stainless steel slides
  • Mounting options such as brackets or bayonet/pocket systems

Click here for more information about the features and components of Accuride slides.

If you’re looking for heavy-duty slides for industrial plant equipment or slides with compact cross sections to maximize space efficiency, Accuride can provide you with the ultimate solution.

Choices Galore

Although best known for ball bearing drawer slides, explore our Product Catalog to find out more about Accuride’s specialty solutions such as our linear motion slides and innovative electronic locking products.

NEW Electronic Locking Swinghandle Supports Proximity Card and Smart Card Credentials!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

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New Product Announcement
New Integrated Electronic Locking Swinghandle Supports Proximity Card and Smart Card Credentials Southco’s new H3-EM 65 Series Electronic Locking Swinghandle provides an integrated HID SE® smart card reader. This fully integrated intelligent lock supports multiple RFID readers, providing a higher level of security and facilitating the transition to new security technologies used to manage access to keyless entry points at the equipment level.
  • Reads HID 125 kHz prox, 13.56 MHz iCLASS® and MIFARE® smart card credentials
  • Easy integration with standard rack monitoring and security systems
  • Integrated LED indicators for lock and reader status monitoring
  • Fits industry standard panel preps for easy installation
Learn more about Southco’s H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle with Integrated Multi-class RFID Reader
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Comments and feedback are always welcome, so what are you waiting for?

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NEW: The D7 Tech Line Quarter Turn Fastener

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners

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New Product Announcement
New Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening Southco’s new DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener combines Southco’s proven quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies to create a next generation solution that provides consistent, reliable clamping force and quick access. The DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener features a captive, spring-loaded design and tool-free operation that prevents over tightening.
  • High-strength and high vibration resistance for demanding applications
  • Variety of stud lengths to accommodate varying panel thickness ranges
  • Tool-free operation that prevents over tightening
  • “Prism” colored fasteners to differentiate access points
  • Quarter-turn operation provides quick access
Learn more about Southco’s DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener
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safety should be easy!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Products, Safety, Uncategorized

First Aid Kits

BE PREPARED!

Are you prepared for a workplace injury?  Did you know that every company is required to maintain at least a first-aid kit on hand at all times?  Did you also know that there are specific guidelines for the number of first-aid kits you need, based on the number of staff you have and the size of your facility?

We can help.

We can supply you with provincially approved First-Aid kits and any other workplace safety equipment you might need to comply with workplace safety requirements.  Whether you need medical kits, eye wash stations, safety equipment or refills for your existing consumables, we can help.

Want to learn more about the medical and safety equipment we can help you with? Call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

TOGGLE CLAMPS!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Latches

Toggle Clamp

Toggle Clamps (or Fixture Clamps) are used widely in jigs which are used to hold components in place for welding, gluing or finishing.  There are toggle clamps for any type of “holding” you might need to accomplish.

The clamp shown here (GG.AA070) is one of the smaller sized clamps, and it’s designed to hold an object down with as much as 1450N (325 lbs) of force! The larger version of this toggle clamp has a holding force of up to 8000N (1800 lbs).  Toggle clamps are designed for easy, trouble-free operation no matter the size of the latch or the holding force required.

Many toggle clamps require a clamping bolt (sold separately).  The bolt can be installed anywhere along the working arm of the latch.  Different types of bolts are available too.Clamping Bolts

Most of our toggle clamps are available in steel or stainless, but some are available in cast materials, for those applications that require extreme strength.

If you need more information about our Toggle Clamps, call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!  We’re here to help.

PICK THE COMPONENTS FIRST!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News, Uncategorized

My_Cool_IdeaSo you have a great new idea and you’re still working out the details. Maybe you’re still in the “brainstorming” stage or the “drawing on a napkin” stage.  If your design incorporates things like latches, locks, drawer slides, gasketing, or any component you won’t be fabricating yourself,  you’ll want to consider those components early in the design process and not at the very end.

One of the common pitfalls in designing products is overlooking these seemingly little things.  If this happens, the designer is often left looking for what we call the “Houdini Latch”*.  The Houdini Latch is one that’s never been made, or perhaps functions in a way that no latch* is designed to function and is simply not available.  It doesn’t exist. What generally happens next is that the designer is forced to do one of two things:  design a completely new latch, which is time-consuming and costly or make significant changes to the design of their product, which is also (you guessed it) time-consuming and costly.

What’s the answer?  Identify the hardware components you’ll need early in the design process.  You’ll have the specifications and design requirements early, so you can adapt your product to make them work.  Even if you have to adjust your original design, it’s easier to do it now than to make significant changes later.  Don’t worry if there are no off-the-shelf products that fit perfectly.  Hopefully, there’s time to work with your supplier or parts distributor to come up with a custom solution.  Again, it’s better to do this early on, especially if you’ll have to consider longer lead times.

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.

Even if you’re a little beyond the “drawing on a napkin” stage, we can still offer you practical advice and world-class solutions that will work for you.  Call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

*..or hinge, or fastener, or drawer slide, or lock, or whatever.